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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Fees & Reservations

A land use permit must be obtained to visit the National Historic Area on Mount Ballyhoo, as the park is privately owned by the Ounalashka Corporation. Visitors can purchase these permits by calling the corporation at (907) 581-1276, or by visiting the corporation Monday - Friday at 400 Salmon Way. Permits can also be purchased at the visitor center.

The cost for a permit is as follows:

Type of permit
Individual cost
Family cost
Daily $6 $10
Weekly $15 $20
Annual $60 $80

Visitor passes for the World War II Visitor Center are free to veterans, $2 for active military and seniors over age 55 and $5 for all others. Summer hours are Tuesday - Sunday from 11 am - 6 pm. Winter hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm.

Admission cost for the Museum of the Aleutians is $5 per person. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm.

Did You Know?

A PBY plane surrounded by crew

A PBY plane piloted by Lt. Jean Cusick was sent from Dutch Harbor, on June 3, 1942, to locate Japanese forces in the Pacific. He was shot down by enemy fighters en route. Five men out of the seven-man crew survived the crash and got into life rafts. Cusick and his enlisted pilot died on the rafts from their wounds. The other three were captured by the Japanese, and became the first prisoners of war in the Aleutian Campaign.